Author: Lameese Akacem

Lameese, who trained in integrative physiology, is a program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. She manages Maximizing Access to Research Careers, Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program, and Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training grants.

Posts by Lameese Akacem

Webinar for U-RISE and MARC Training Program (T34) Applicants


UPDATE: The webinar video and slides [PDF] are now available.

Are you preparing a grant application for the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) or the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) T34 training programs? If so, please join our webinar to learn about the programs and application components. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask us questions:

Friday, April 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Zoom meeting link
Join by phone
Meeting ID: 161 451 8141
Passcode: 562357

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Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program Funding Opportunity and Upcoming Webinar


UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] from this webinar are now available.

We’re pleased to announce that the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) has been reissued (PAR-22-220). PREP’s goal is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained postbaccalaureates who transition into and complete rigorous biomedical, research-focused doctoral degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in biomedical fields relevant to the NIGMS mission

We’re hosting a webinar to discuss the key features of this FOA and to answer your questions:

Friday, December 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Zoom Meeting link
Meeting ID: 161 199 4922
Passcode: 153463
Join by phone: 669-254-5252 (San Jose) or 646-828-7666 (New York)

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